FIrmenich News Releases

FIRMENICH MARKS ITS 120TH ANNIVERSARY WITH NEW WEBSITE

To mark its 120th anniversary this year, Firmenich proudly launches its new website www.firmenich.com.

FIRMENICH APPOINTS MEMBER OF ITS EXECUTIVE TEAM AS ITS PRESIDENT IN CHINA

Firmenich appoints Boet Brinkgreve as President, Firmenich China.

FIRMENICH NAMES HONEY THE 2015 ‘FLAVOR OF THE YEAR’

Firmenich has announced that honey is the Flavor of the Year for 2015.

FIRMENICH APPOINTS CHRIS MILLINGTON TO HEAD FLAVOR DIVISION

Millington is named Head of Firmenich Flavors after having successfully led the Division in North America over the past three years; succeeding Aldo Uva, who steps down to accept a role outside the Group.

FIRMENICH PUBLISHES 2014 ANNUAL RESULTS

Firmenich posted dynamic sales growth this year, with a sharp focus on innovation, continued geographic expansion and recognized thought-leadership in sustainability.

FIRMENICH APPOINTS GILBERT GHOSTINE AS ITS NEW CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

Having served recently as President, Asia Pacific at Diageo, Gilbert Ghostine becomes Chief Executive Officer of Firmenich, succeeding Patrick Firmenich who transitions into the role of Vice Chairman of the Board.

FIRMENICH INAUGURATES NEW PLANT IN INDONESIA

Firmenich, the world’s largest privately-owned flavor and fragrance company, celebrated the inauguration of its new state-of-the-art encapsulation facility today at Karawang International Industrial City, near Jakarta, Indonesia, in the presence of CEO Patrick Firmenich and other senior Firmenich executives, top officials from the Indonesian Government, and the Swiss Ambassador. The facility is dedicated to the production of the company’s proprietary flavor encapsulation technology, Durarome®, and represents an initial investment of $30 million.

FIRMENICH PUBLISHES 2013 ANNUAL RESULTS

For its 2013 fiscal year, ended June 30, 2013, Firmenich posted sales of CHF 2.89 billion, an increase of +7.0% in local currencies and +10.0% in Swiss Francs, its reporting currency. The company recorded increases in all geographic regions, as it vigorously pursued growth opportunities in both developed and high-growth markets and sharpened its focus on innovation.

FIRMENICH HONORED BY THE AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY TO BENEFIT LOOK GOOD FEEL BETTER®

Firmenich’s Jerry Vittoria, President of the Company’s North American Fine Fragrance Creative Center, and Pamela Baxter, President and Chief Executive Officer LVMH Perfumes & Cosmetics for North America were honored at the 29th annual DreamBall in New York City. The DreamBall Gala benefits the American Cancer Society and Look Good Feel Better® (LGFB), the only nationwide gratis program dedicated to boosting cancer patients’ self-esteem and confidence through lessons on coping with appearance side effects of the disease.

FIRMENICH ANNOUNCES CHANGE OF CHAIRMAN

After five years in office, Firmenich Chairman Vernon Sankey expressed his desire to retire from the Board of Directors

FIRMENICH CEO CONFIRMS LONG-TERM COMMITMENT TO FARMERS IN HAITI

In March 2013, Patrick Firmenich, CEO, Firmenich visited the region of Les Cayes in the South of Haiti to further validate the Company’s commitment to support local farming communities there, building on the launch of its program three years ago.

FIRMENICH BECOMES THE FIRST FLAVOR HOUSE TO OFFER RAINFOREST ALLIANCE CERTIFIED™ VANILLA

Firmenich, the world’s largest privately-owned Flavor and Fragrance Company, has begun commercializing Bourbon vanilla that has been sourced from Rainforest Alliance Certified™ farms.

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